Stirling Distillery
Stirling Distillery
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Stirling Gin was founded in October 2015. Situated at the foot of Stirling's beautiful castle, Stirling Distillery opened in Summer 2019 and operates informative guided tours each day which cater to gin enthusiasts. All of their tours include a walk through Stirling's dark and dramatic history, the transformation of the building, an in-depth look at distilling and a complete tasting session.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Eileen B
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A different outlook on gin.
    What a great experience! We got vouchers as a gift and thoroughly enjoyed it! We were welcomed by Courtney and started with a Bloody Scotland cocktail..delicious! We had samples of gins and gin liqueurs with each of them named and explained as to why they were named. We were informed of the beginnings of this little company (in 2019...so not the best time to do ANYTHING!!) and of the ongoing business. We were told how gin was originally made and why that mattered and of the process and how simply it can be made to the great tastes that can be produced today. The local countryside and the folklore of Stirling Castle also coming into the equation. They also have a little bar with reasonably priced drinks if you're not into gin and mocktails if you are the driver or don't want alcohol. A GREAT experience which could either be a different type of starter to your night out or just a really nice wee treat. Thank you Stirling distillery....I'll be back!
    This review is very kind, thanks very much. We will let Courtney know you have enjoyed yourself and we look forward to welcoming you back into the distillery.
    Written 2 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Road51079955885
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whisky tour
    Took my dad here for his birthday and done the whisky tour. Was taken on a great tour of the history and background of some local whisky by Melody. Very knowledgeable and keen to pass on her experiences. Would highly recommend
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5* review, the positive feedback means a lot to us here at Stirling Distillery. Kind regards, Elle
    Written 19 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Albert K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stirling distillery
    Very nice tour! It was a journey into the world of whisky which was very nice done by Melody. Unfortunately we could not do the alcoholic version but we bought different types to try at home. At least we now know how to taste..... Thanks again and greetings from the Netherlands!
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5* review, the positive feedback means a lot to us here at Stirling Distillery. Kind regards, Elle
    Written 19 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Fiona W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing afternoon!
    What an an amazing afternoon we had at the distillery. Such a beautiful wee place and the gin tasted great. Very generous with the number of tasters given and a very informative and interesting tour and presentation from the wonderful Freya. The staff were wonderful and knowledgeable and weren’t in a rush to hurry us out at the end. Great experience which I will definitely be repeating. Haven’t stopped raving about it since returning. Beautiful venue is also able to hire for small functions. A must if visiting Stirling!
    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely 5* review, the kind comments really do mean a lot to us here at Stirling Distillery. I will pass on the review to Freya. Kind regards, Elle
    Written 19 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Francis G
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Slàinte Mhath!
    The Whisky Tasting was great and really well presented by Rebecca. Despite being a relative newcomer to her pitch, she was in fact Excellent at drawing the story and the audience together. Very much enjoyed the experience.
    Thank you for leaving a 5* review, we are pleased you enjoyed your time here at Stirling Distillery and thrilled to hear Becca is thriving in her new role. Kind regards, Elle
    Written 19 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Mary I
    Glasgow, United Kingdom39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent!
    I would recommend the Gin Experience to anyone who is visiting Stirling. I don't know much about Gin so it was interesting to find out the history of it from our very engaging and friendly host Courtney, while sampling several different gins and liqueurs made by the distillery. The owners have created a really lovely space and the tour was spot on - lots of interesting information, an insight into how the gin is made and tasting all the different gins - a lovely afternoon, thanks!
    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely 5* review, I am thrilled you enjoyed your time here at Stirling Distillery. I will make sure to pass on your kind words to Courtney. Kind regards, Elle
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
  • aikman77
    Corte Madera, California51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing distillery to visit
    Wow is all I need to say but I’ll say more . The tour was fantastic and our guide was as so knowledgeable. We toured the factory and found out it use to be an old cotton mill. We even got to taste some of their amazing whisky. We even purchased 3 of the ones we tasted . Hubby loved it so much he ordered some online to ship back to America. If you are in the area or close by please visit this place you will not be disappointed.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5* review, the positive feedback means a lot to us here at Stirling Distillery. Kind regards, Elle
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Anna C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great couple of hours
    We went for the gin tasting experience. We got to try 7 different gins plus a gin cocktail. Our host, Courtney was very knowledgeable giving us the history of gin and the story behind all the gins made here.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5* review, I am thrilled you enjoyed your time here at Stirling Distillery. Kind regards, Elle
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Avianflipper
    Sittingbourne, United Kingdom22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Generous samples and good humoured staff
    Well, we like gin and we like supporting small initiatives, so we very much enjoyed our tasting at Stirling, and recommend it. We went on the bus so we could both enjoy the tasting, and that was def a good idea! 7 gins were offered, all quite distinctive and all very nice. If anything, more could have been made of the behind the scenes tour - there’s inevitably not much to see other than the small still. Perhaps some samples of the botanicals to sniff? I would have been intrigued to experience the nettles they use - who knows how dried nettles smell?! Anyway, it was fun and cheerful and I loved the gins - we bought a couple of bottles and appreciated the discount offered to participants.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5* review, the positive and constructive feedback means a lot to us here at Stirling Distillery. Kind regards, Elle
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Steve P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stirling Distillery Gin Experience 14/10/2023
    A brilliant host Courtney, captured the imagination with a history of Gin and how the Stirling Distillery was founded and operates. A great tour and tasting of the different Gin's created by the company. I recommend this tour to anyone interested in a fantastic couple of hours sampling gin and being led through the creation of the distillery in Stirling. Really pleasant team of people who where more than happy to explain everything in the shop, even if just browsing and especially to Courtney for the excellent way she sold "gin" to the audience. Really enjoyed it all. Thanks again.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review, the positive feedback means a lot to us here at Stirling Distillery. I will make sure to pass on your kind words to Courtney. Kind regards, Elle
    Written 29 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
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darrennjohn
Stirling, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We visited on Christmas Eve 2019 and all of us enjoyed a really friendly and informative tour. We were given an introductory gin cocktail and then Charlie talked us through the history and processes of gin production. He was really clear and knowledgeable in his delivery and wasn't fazed when we sometimes interrupted him with inane questions! Thanks to the distillery and to Charlie, we have all learned to appreciate gin a lot more....
Written 19 January 2020
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Emin8te
30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
A very small distillery indeed mainly focusing on gin. However it’s growth means that they will be producing whisky in the very near future. Your group size max around 16. Was run by a pleasant lady called Marlisse, who managed to deliver a superb and knowledgeable insight to malt whiskey. All this whilst being interrupted by the late arrival (twice) of a French group, who continually talked whilst Marlisse was talking.

Glad we supported an upcoming business venture and the only advice would be for the tour to commence if participants arrive after a certain time and also for those attending to give respect to the tour guide and the other members of the tour. There is notice that arrival is required five minutes prior to starting. This group came in two phases, ten minutes and twenty minutes later.

Well done Stirling Distillery.
Written 5 August 2021
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Thank you taking the time to leave a review, thank you for the feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Stirling Distillery. Many thanks, Elle
Written 9 August 2021
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Stuart Wilson
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My partner booked this Itison voucher for the folklore tour and I didn’t know what to expect from my first gin distillery.
We were greeted with a gin cocktail (mocktails available for non-drinkers/drivers) which was very pleasant. Our tour guide, Jade, was excellent. She gave us a very informative and entertaining history of gin through the plague, the glorious revolution, right up to the present day gin boom.
Stirling Distillery is a quite recent addition and is located in a very attractive conversion of the ‘old smiddy’ below the castle. The process is fascinating to see and surprisingly uncomplicated (the distiller will surely disagree!). The range of gins they offer is carefully considered. Jade’s knowledge of this thriving wee local business and fine details made the tour so worthwhile.
My partner is now strongly hinting about attending the ‘gin school’, which the distillery runs on Saturdays, to make her own gin using different botanicals.
Written 1 March 2020
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Vivien Lee
Wigan, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
We've looked at a few different Gin tours and this one by far gives the best value for money. Clare, the guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly and the young gentleman, who had only started this week, was very pleasant and chatty and made us all feel very welcome.

I cant praise them enough and to top it all off their gin is delicious. Well worth a visit.
Written 8 September 2020
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Charmaine J
Falkirk, UK97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We booked the Folklore Tour which was great. We were sat down to an amazing welcome cocktail (Bloody Scotland - Blood Orange Sour), the signature Stirling Gin and 2 sample liqueurs (Red Cap and Green Lady). Whilst sampling these drinks, Claire informed us of the history of the building, the owners and the making of gin followed by a tour of where the gin is stilled. They also have a small shop which you can purchase Stirling Gin glasses and of course their Gin. We had a great time and would definitely recommend visiting Stirling Distillery.
Written 18 September 2020
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Emma B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
A couple of weeks ago we did the whisky experience, and it was fantastic! Our first experience of this fab wee place was a few weeks prior to this when we did a gin tasting and we we absolutely loved it. I was then lucky enough to be gifted a voucher for the whisky tasting. The day we went was presented by Kat and Claire. As it so happened, they shared with the room that it was their first time doing the whisky tasting as they're normally part of the gin tour, but they were fantastic, you'd never have known it was their first time sharing their knowledge of the amber nectar! They were confident and engaging and couldn't do enough to make sure the experience was great. The whiskies on offer were really interesting and the local history stories really made it. All in all, a brilliant way to spend an afternoon, can't wait to get back to try more!
Written 11 August 2021
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Thank you taking the time to leave a 5* review, it means a lot receiving positive feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Stirling Distillery. The girls will be very pleased with the feedback. Many thanks, Elle
Written 16 August 2021
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rachael
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
I had an itison voucher for the tour and tasting of the gin distillery which my friend and I used on 6th august. We had such a lovely evening. I haven’t been to a gin tour before of a distillery so the whole experience was new to me. The the girl and boy who done the tour were amazing, knowledgable and made the information fun to hear. I think also from a younger customer it was refreshing for the staff to be younger and their ability to be creative when delivering the tasting experience. Thank you. I would recommend this for couples, friends, or a family day out to do something different.
Written 18 August 2021
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Thank you taking the time to leave a 5* review, it means a lot receiving positive feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Stirling Distillery. Many thanks, Elle
Written 19 August 2021
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Sharon I
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
A very informative tour learned so much about the history of gin from our guide (Kat) who was very friendly.
A nice touch was the discounted price for designated drivers who got a tasty moctail and a measure of the original Stirling gin to take away. while gin drinkers got a cocktail Bloody Scotland and a measure of each of their gins,
Made full use of the discount in the shop and bought bottles to take home. All in all a great way to spend an hour.
Written 2 September 2021
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Thank you for your 5* review! You lovely words are much appreciated from all of us here at Stirling Distillery. Many Thanks Thomas
Written 7 September 2021
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Jen
Dunblane, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
5 of us visited the distillery for the Gin Experience which consisted of a delicious blood orange gin cocktail to start then a selection of the Stirling gins and gin liqueurs. We visited the still room and learned lots about the history of gin as well as Stirling Gin itself. Colleen the ‘tour guide’ was knowledgeable, interesting and funny. After our tour we stayed on for the live music event which was excellent.
Written 18 October 2021
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Thank you for such a nice 5* review! We are super glad you had fun on our tour and decided to stay on for the live music. I will pass your kind words onto Colleen. Many Thanks Thomas
Written 20 October 2021
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lazytoad2001
Stirling, UK336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
We took the Gin tour as a group of 4 of us. I have to say we were very impressed, the host was engaging a good selection of gins well explained with a good size glass. The information on how they make them and where the names come from etc were brilliant.

I would happily do the tour again
Written 24 August 2021
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Thank you taking the time to leave a 5* review, it means a lot receiving positive feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at Stirling Distillery. Many thanks, Elle
Written 27 August 2021
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